Prescription

Zachary Russ of the Dueber lab at UC Berkeley conducts research. (CBS)

Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving Medications

Imagine being able to home-brew drugs that could potentially save your life. A breakthrough at UC Berkeley could be paving the way, but the discovery could be a double-edged sword.

05/20/2015

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San Francisco Doctors Write Prescriptions For ‘Park Time’ Rather Than Pills

Feeling blue? Take a walk in the park. Got a chronic illness? Again, take a walk in the park. Overweight? You guessed it — take a walk in the park.

04/27/2015

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Now Carrying Drug To Reverse Opioid Overdoses

San Francisco police officers will now have a way to save people from drug overdoses.

03/12/2015

Medications (credit: Aegis Living)

The Best Time Of Day For Administering Medications

Part of the role of a caregiver is making sure that seniors are getting the medications that they need to stay healthy…

02/27/2015

Medicine

Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop Copays

The price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven’t noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.

02/18/2015

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California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu Season

Pharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.

01/19/2015

Prescription Drugs

San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back Program

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.

10/21/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Prescription Drugs

Bay Area Prescription Take Back Events Set For Saturday

Residents will be able to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at locations throughout the Bay Area on Saturday as part of the sixth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

04/26/2013

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

California May Soon Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives at primary care clinics.

08/23/2012

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